The top six in the Western Conference is already established, assuming health, but the fight for the final two is much more interesting. The Western Conference can't help itself. After another offseason full of the usual NBA roster upheaval, the top title contenders are all as good or better than the year before. Show More Summary
The Houston Rockets finished second in the Western Conference last season and proceeded to advance to the Western Conference Finals. Yet, as the offseason wore on, they faded into the background as other teams stole the spotlight. Perhaps that's a positive development, though. Show More Summary
The Houston Rockets surprised many skeptics when they advanced to the 2015 Western Conference Finals. This offseason, the Rockets traded for explosive point guard Ty Lawson. Lawson gives the Rockets another superb ball-handler and facilitator. Show More Summary
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Chris Pronger admired the Ducks' talent when he and the Edmonton Oilers defeated Anaheim in the 2006 Western Conference finals. When he was traded to the Ducks a few months later, he brought the physical element they needed to become champions in 2007.
At the halfway point of the Major League Soccer season, the defending champion Los Angeles Galaxy sat tied for fourth place in the Western Conference standings. However, the team is finally getting healthy, and Coach Bruce Arena expects his squad to make a playoff push starting Saturday against...
As the Chicago Blackhawks advanced through four playoff rounds, clawing their way past Nashville, routing Minnesota, then rallying to defeat the Ducks to win the Western Conference final, one player’s constant excellence was their talisman through every twist and turn.
The Cleveland Cavaliers didn't go down without a fight, but the Golden State Warriors are one win away from an NBA title. The Western Conference champions picked up a 104-91 win Sunday night at Oracle Arena in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. Stephen Curry scored 37 points on 13-of-23 shooting with seven rebounds and four assists. Show More Summary
The goal that put the Chicago Blackhawks in position to win the Stanley Cup on Monday was scored by Antoine Vermette, who was a healthy scratch once during the Western Conference finals, off the rebound of a shot by Kris Versteeg, who had been scratched several times during the playoffs.
The Chicago Blackhawks are 60 minutes away from their third Stanley Cup in six seasons. The Western Conference champions beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 Saturday night at Amalie Arena in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final. According to...Show More Summary
The Houston Rockets have a large handful of free agents on the loose this summer and a difficult decision to make with each one. After a memorable playoff run all the way to the Western Conference Finals, even with two starters absent, the Rockets would ideally keep any relevant piece in place. Show More Summary
The Houston Rockets banked their 2015 Western Conference Finals trip on James Harden's ability to simultaneously serve as their top scorer and distributor. The Beard had the best statistical campaign of his career and finished second in the NBA MVP voting. But the 25-year-old's offensive burden was heavier than it should have been. Show More Summary
Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera watched Game 5 of the Western Conference finals in Oracle Arena, but he might not be pulling for (...)
This has gotten serious for the Chicago Blackhawks. After coming up with a seventh-game triumph on the road against the Anaheim Ducks in the Western Conference Final, they were clear favorites to win their third Stanley Cup in six seasons...Show More Summary
The night before Blackhawks faced the Anaheim Ducks in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals, winger Bryan Bickell didn’t feel right. Neither did some of his teammates.
The Houston Rockets had a good run before coming up short against the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals. All season long, different players stepped up in different spots contributing to the team's success. Through...Show More Summary
A furious comeback that saw the Chicago Blackhawks score two goals in two minutes late in the third period gave the Western Conference representatives a huge win in Game 1 of the 2015 Stanley Cup Final. Antoine Vermette's top-shelf snipe...Show More Summary
The Golden State Warriors were far from their best Thursday night, but they did enough to stave off the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals in Oracle Arena. The Western Conference champions prevailed 108-100 in overtime. According...Show More Summary
Two weeks ago, when the Warriors were in the middle of their Western Conference Finals series against the Rockets, Mashable sports writer Sam Laird did an awesome profile of a 105-year-old Warriors fan named Sweetie. Sweetie has not been a Warriors fan her whole life. Obviously. The NBA was founded in 1946. She was born […]
After falling to the Golden State Warriors in five games during the NBA’s Western Conference Finals, James Harden has been using his time off to catch up on some sleep. And he’s even found a busty, young blonde to accompany him as he catches up on those z’s. How do we know all of this about […]